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Educational Experience and Conferences

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Wednesday mornings are designated for educational conferences. Multidisciplinary conferences occur on different days according to a mutually workable schedule. The educational component includes:

Summer Lecture Series:

  • First-Year Fellows Rheumatology Regional Conference at University of Pennsylvania - incoming first-year fellow has 3 days in the second week of July where s/he is excused from clinical duties to attend this educational conference covering topics of rheumatology core curriculum.
  • Additional “boot camp” for the new fellow
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound curriculum followed by Procedure Clinic

Weekly (September/October to June):

  • Rheumatology Grand Rounds
  • Medicine Grand rounds
  • Case Management Conference or Interesting/Difficult Cases
  • Board Review session (starting January)
  • Weekly Immunology teaching sessions (starting November)


  • Journal Club (JC)


  • Musculoskeletal Radiology Conference
  • Multidisciplinary Connective Tissue Disease-associated Interstitial Lung Disease (CTD-ILD) Conference


  • Multidisciplinary Lupus and Nephritis Conference
  • Multidisciplinary Myositis and Myopathy Conference
Fellows are expected to present on a rotating basis with faculty on various forums: Case Management Conference, Interesting/Difficult Cases, Journal Club, Immunology Teaching sessions, Board Review sessions, Rheumatology Grand Rounds, all multidisciplinary conferences, their research projects, etc.
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